U.S.M.C. VETERAN NAMED TO LEAD NATIONAL KIDNEY HEALTH EFFORT

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 30, 2018 CONTACT: Deborah Pelaez Marketing Communications Manager (800) 749-AAKP or dpelaez@aakp.org U.S.M.C. VETERAN NAMED TO LEAD NATIONAL KIDNEY HEALTH EFFORT AAKP EXPANDS IMPACT OF VETERANS MANAGING KIDNEY DISEASE   Washington D.C. – The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP), the largest fully independent patient-led kidney advocacy organization in the United States, has named Mr. Edward V. Hickey III., U.S.M.C., as the Chair of the AAKP Veteran’s Health Initiative (VHI).
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LARGEST KIDNEY PATIENT ORGANIZATION JOINS GOUT ALLIANCE

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AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF KIDNEY PATIENTSFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 26, 2018 More Information:Deborah Pelaez(800) 749-AAKP / dpelaez@aakp.org LARGEST KIDNEY PATIENT ORGANIZATION JOINS GOUT ALLIANCE AAKP CALLS GOUT A MEDICAL AND WORKFORCE ISSUE AMONG KIDNEY PATIENTS Washington, D.C. – The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP), America’s largest independent and patient-lead kidney advocacy organization, announced its participation in The Alliance for Gout Awareness.
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KIDNEY KIDS ARTICLE: A Mother’s Story…Worrier to Warrior

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KIDNEY KIDS ARTICLE A Mother’s Story…Worrier to Warrior By Emily Payne Last week we celebrated my daughters first year of life, one that we were told several times would not exist. Flashing back to the excitement of our first ultrasound and learning the sex of our baby quickly turned to disparity when I was only 20 weeks along. Her kidneys were bright and enlarged and at every appointment her amniotic fluid was slowly disappearing. Without amniotic fluid her little lungs couldn’t develop and the doctors didn’t even know if she would make it to delivery.

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AAKP Presidents’ Message (Posted March 19, 2018)

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President’s Message (from March/April aakpRENALIFE Magazine) Welcome to spring! I hope this issue of aakpRENALIFE finds you well and in good health. Over the past several months, the AAKP professional staff, Board of Directors, Ambassadors and Medical Advisory Board have been intensely involved in a number of important AAKP national programs. As a full team, we have been involved in several groundbreaking initiatives involving government, non-profit organizations and the private sector that will have a profound impact on the future of kidney disease.

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March 19, 2018 – Friends of NIDDK Request Funding for National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

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To download the official letter – click here. March 19, 2018 The Honorable Tom Cole Chairman Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies United States House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 The Honorable Rosa DeLauro Ranking Member Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies United States House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Dear Chairman Cole and Ranking Member DeLauro:

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